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    Usage of forget

    I forgot my English grammar book at home.

    I read that forget something somewhere is incorrect? We should not use forget when we mention place. We should use leave instead. Do native speakers follow this rule?

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    Re: Usage of forget

    Quote Originally Posted by daemon99 View Post
    i forgot my english grammar book at home.



    i read that forget something somewhere is incorrect? We should not use forget when we mention place. that is not true.
    we should use leave instead. no
    "leave" and "forget" have different meanings, so you have to use "forget".


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    Re: Usage of forget

    Hi 2006,

    I couldn't remember where I read it when I made my post yesterday. I recall it now and it's Advanced Oxford Learner's Dictionary.

    Please click the below link and check the second entry on the site.

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    But it seems native speakers don't really make that distinction.

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    Re: Usage of forget

    Quote Originally Posted by daemon99 View Post
    Hi 2006,

    I couldn't remember where I read it when I made my post yesterday. I recall it now and it's Advanced Oxford Learner's Dictionary.

    Please click the below link and check the second entry on the site.

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    But it seems native speakers don't really make that distinction.
    I disagree with 2006 on this usage. He is correct in that "leave" and "forget" mean different things.
    But "I forgot my book at home" is not common usage.
    "I forgot my book", "I left my book at home" are common. Of course, they have potentially different meanings, because there is nothing in the second sentence to indicate that you didn't do it on purpose.
    You could say. "I forgot to bring my book; it's at home", or any combination of similar sentences.

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    Re: Usage of forget

    Quote Originally Posted by daemon99 View Post
    Hi 2006,

    I couldn't remember where I read it when I made my post yesterday. I recall it now and it's Advanced Oxford Learner's Dictionary.

    Please click the below link and check the second entry on the site.

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    But it seems native speakers don't really make that distinction.
    I can only repeat what I already said. The meanings are different; leaving something can be intentional.

    You would think that AOLD would know that.
    But maybe what it said is followed in British English. Maybe someone from England will comment.

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    Re: Usage of forget

    Thanks a lot, 2006.

    Maybe, all native speakers don't follow it after all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daemon99 View Post
    Thanks a lot, 2006.

    Maybe, all native speakers don't follow it after all.
    Apparently not. Remember that some usages differ between countries.
    If 2006 is claiming that "I forget my book at home" is common usage, I assume he means in Canada.

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    But we can't ignore the fact that he is a native speaker, can we? I think views of other native speakers would be helpful.

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    #9

    Re: Usage of forget

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Apparently not. Remember that some usages differ between countries.
    If 2006 is claiming that "I forget my book at home" is common usage, I assume he means in Canada.
    But as 2006 said if I say...I left my book at home...it does not mean that you did that unintentionally. So what do you say in this case? I left my book at home, anyway? And I can't understand how could it be wrong to use "forget" if you clearly understand what it means or don't?

    Thanks.

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    #10

    Re: Usage of forget

    Quote Originally Posted by greegorush View Post
    But as 2006 said if I say...I left my book at home...it does not mean that you did that unintentionally. So what do you say in this case? I left my book at home, anyway? And I can't understand how could it be wrong to use "forget" if you clearly understand what it means or don't?

    Thanks.
    According to grammars, such usage is incorrect. It is well understood by everyone, though.
    Try saying, I forgot my keys, and in case you wanted to add where, say, I left my keys at home.

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